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A look inside Nashville's Omni Hotel and what we can expect from Louisville's

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There are high hopes for Louisville's Omni Hotel and Resort. 

Developers broke ground on the $289 million luxury hotel last month, but will it live up to the hype?

We took a trip down to the Omni in Nashville for an exclusive look at what we can expect.

On Lower Broad in Nashville, Tenn., you'll find the home of Honky Tonks and Country Music and, nearby, the city's newest luxury hotel -- the Omni.

Like Louisville, the Music City has its own unique style and flair reflected in its Omni, which is coming soon to Louisville.

The moment you hit the property, a small army of staff is on hand to welcome guests in a style few other properties do, from the valets and front desk to the restaurant staff. 

"It's all about service we want you to feel like you're at home," said Tod Roadarmel, area director of sales and marketing.

The same lavish digs Roadarmel says the Derby City can expect.

"We are in Music City, so you'll see elements of music throughout the building," he explained. 

Marble floors and exposed steel in the lobby, accented by one of a kind art pieces -- like a sculpture made of cymbals -- all crafted by local artists.

But possibly more important than the initial presentation are the rooms. 

The Louisville Omni will come complete with 600 guest rooms and suites, plus 225 luxury 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. It will have two rooftop pools, one for the apartments and one for the hotel. 

At 30 stories high, guests will have a spectacular view. 

"Anybody can build a hotel and get a lot of out-of-towners to come, but we really want to wrap our arms around -- we want to embrace the locals," Roadarmel said. "Whenever we go into a destination, we really try to capture the essence of that destination."

Down to the decor and the food.

The Omni will serve up three unique dining experiences, including the award winning Bob's Steakhouse, a café and some down home southern cooking.

Whether you're staying at the hotel or walking in off the street, guests can come to the Kitchen Note seven days a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It serves mostly locally grown food and includes menu items from shrimp and grits and omelets to fried chicken. 

"We'll also have an entertainment venue concepted after a speakeasy with four bowling lanes and, of course, we'll have a 20,000 square foot market," Roadarmel said. 

But don't forget the spa.

Roadarmel says the whole experience will be geared toward capturing the feel and flavor or Louisville. 

"Demand in Nashville has gone off the charts and I think it's really going to be an economic barometer in Louisville as well and you'll see definitely an uptick in business downtown," he said. 

The Omni Louisville is expected to be complete in April 2018, just in time for Derby. 

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